John Balaban's book, Spring Essence: the Poetry of Hồ Xuân
Hương, has created a new surge of interest in the 18th
century concubine famous for her craft as a Vietnamese poet.
The American Poetry Review has published an article about Hồ Xuân
Hương, along with selected
translations of her poems.
The Vietnamese Press has also reviewed Spring Essence in English (from Nhân Dan) and in Vietnamese (Diễn
NPR's Fresh Air (with audio) and Barnes and Noble interviewed Balaban about Spring Essence and Hồ Xuân
The Nôm Foundation has a
scanned image of an article in
Vietnamese (from Sàigòn Tiếp Thị) about Hồ Xuân Hương.